Nazi prisoners' belongings discovered scattered in Polish forest

Clothes and hundreds of pairs of shoes have been discovered in a Polish forest close to the former Stutthof Nazi concentration camp .

Stutthof concentration camp.

Stutthof concentration camp. Image by Christian Holmér / CC BY 2.0

During WWII, Stutthof was in German territory, but the area in which it is situated is now part of northern Poland. It's thought that the items found belonged to prisoners who were once detained there. It's unclear how the items lay undiscovered for so long, since they are scattered across hundreds of metres of forest. One possible theory is that the area in which they were found was once part of Stutthof's territory. An estimated 85,000 people, most of them Jewish, died at the camp. Read more:

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